TEN’s new drama baby Offspring premiered to an average of 1.12m viewers last night.
With several Sunday shows spanning across different timeslots it is difficult to make head to head comparisons.
TEN will be buoyed by a good result in demos for the Telemovie, but it also suffered a Total People drop from the lead in of 1.43m for Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, despite a slew of network publicity. The hard yards begin now.
The panel show even won its timeslot beating 60 Minutes widely-publicised Mark Latham story, which was third at 1.31m. Both were up on previous figures. After a promise of insight, ultimately it delivered nothing to campaign machinations, even interviewing an irrelevant Pauline Hanson. The segment rose to 1.43m while on air, before dropping away.
Dancing with the Stars (1.36m) helped Seven win the night along with the excellent 1.62m for Seven News and Sunday Night (1.33m) which also won its slot.
Best for the ABC was Life on 959,000 and Who Do You Think You Are for SBS on 321,000.
Digital channels did good business with a 4.6% share for GO! and 4.1% for 7TWO. Top Gear‘s 266,000 was the top multichannel show.
The Seven Network won Sunday.